Clause Poem Rubric
First Line: Adverb clause (www.asia.because) ending with a noun or pronoun
Second Line: Adjective clause (who/which) describing the previous noun or pronoun and ending with a verb, noun, or preposition
Third Line: Noun Clause functioning as a DO of the preceding verb, APP of the preceding noun, or OP of the preceding preposition
Fourth Line: VVSS serving as a conclusion of the stanza’s (paragraph’s) thought.
By Hope Ellen Rapson
When I gaze through windows on a rainy day
which seems to fill my whole world with
tears shed by God just for me,
Where is the gray cloud of sin inside my soul
which causes You, God, to singly send
the pattering puddles I see?
Because I question my self-centered heart
Which often fogs or blurs heaven’s answer,
“Only grace and mercy fall here,”
By Libby Myers
When on a dreary day I stare, out a window
That catches pattering raindrops
Like a crystalline giant,
I sit and watch.
If I press my nose upon the cold pane,
That stands between me and the world,
My breath makes obscuring mist upon it,
I watch and wait.
As tears cut wet paths upon my face
That is drawn with unimaginable pain
Emotions raging inside me
They bring bitter relief.